CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 06, 2002
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(San Mateo, California: Jerry Bowen) A scam involving the use of credit card "skimmers," which record names, account numbers and other identifying information from a card's magnetic stripes, to steal from card holders examined; details given about the easy availability of skimmers and an incident involving a terrorist plot to bomb Los Angeles International Airport using money obtained from skimming. [Identity theft victim Lynn JANATPOUR- comments on withdrawals from her account after using her credit card at a gas station in San Mateo, California.] [Gas station owner Jounir KARDOSH- says he is hurt that it was his relative who committed the crime.] [Prosecutor Howard WISE- says you can be compromised anywhere you use your credit card.] [Magtek Lou STRUETT- comments on anti-theft technology.]